Drivers on the Salem Road bridge had a scare Thursday evening when a young man climbed over the rail, as if to jump. Responding deputies were able to convince the man to climb back down, however.
Shortly after 6 p.m., a young white male was spotted walking on the outside of the fence lining the Salem Road bridge as it crosses over the CSX railroad tracks. According to witnesses, the man's back was to the road and he was reportedly facing the tracks.
Deputies arrived at the scene and began talking to the man. A lane of traffic was temporarily shut down, according to a RCSO spokesperson. A few drivers had pulled over by the side of the road to attempt to talk to the man as well.
The deputies were able to convince the 29-year-old man to come back to safety without incident.
Traffic lanes were reopened.